Movement Podcast

Can You Have Too Much Mobility?

May 13, 2021 Gray Cook and Dr. Lee Burton | Dr. Jenna Gourlay Season 3 Episode 34
Movement Podcast
Can You Have Too Much Mobility?
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Many of us strive for better mobility in our movement. But can we have too much?... and what does that look like?

Today we talk with Dr. Jenna Gourlay on the subject of hypermobility. Some are born with it, some acquire it over time. Regardless, it can cause a higher risk of injuries, but can also give a competitive advantage.

We discuss how to identify hypermobility, the risks involved with hypermobile individuals, and how to train them.

We cover the phenomenon in volleyball players, gymnasts, golfers, NFL players, the elderly, Michael Phelps & Tiger Woods. We close with how hypermobility may affect postpartum workouts as well.

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Being born with hypermobility?
Why do we see more hypermobility now?
Hypermobile people feel โ€œtightโ€
Jenna's experience with a volleyball team
Muscle tightness vs muscle fatigue
Mobility vs Stability problem
How do you identify hypermobility?
Golfers with hypermobility
Is Tiger Woods hypermobile?
Are females more likely to be hypermobile?
Asymmetry, a risk factor of injury
Practical advice for coaches or those who are hypermobile
FCS: Functional Capacity Screen
Subconscious problem
How does someone know they are making progress?
Other populations with hypermobility